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Best Of Beer Camp: Double IPA - Beer Camp #29 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Best Of Beer Camp: Double IPA - Beer Camp #29Best Of Beer Camp: Double IPA - Beer Camp #29

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BA SCORE
88
very good

473 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brent on 05-11-2011)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a clear golden color with a two finger head that rapidly recedes back to a relatively stable 1cm lid, minimal lacing is left behind on the glass. Body and carbonation are on the lighter side of medium strength.

Smells of Pine resin, grapefruit, assorted citrus rind bouquet, and a touch of toffee malt. Tastes of a good even blend of citrus peel, some dank and resinous hopping, caramel malt, and lightly of Simcoe-styled onion / garlic combo. Has an aspirin / medicinal bittering finish with some rising heat from booze.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I suppose I have preconceived notions about what any beer involving hops from Sierra Nevada should be. This seems a bit off for me. A bit too acidic and salty from hops. Not as well balanced as I would like. Certainly, it's a drinkable beer. But it isn't bringing much to the table for the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours the usual copper and auburn color for many of Sierra Nevada's hoppy beers. Good head on it, almost 1" deep, something nice for something so hoppy.

Aroma, usual cascade stuff going on. While nice, I think I've gotten so use to uber dry hopping with the proprietary hops, that this one, which was still good, just didn't blow me away enough I guess to warrant a 4.

Taste, as usual, Sierra Nevada hides the alcohol well, delivers a ton of C hops, lots of caramel. Kind of sad in a way how good this is, and it just kinda meets expectations, but I guess that's how it goes when you're the innovator and leader. Managed to get lots of tropical fruit flavors in there, making me think maybe there is a little more going on than the C hops, (well Citra is a C hop, but I use C hop in the more traditional, non proprietary hop vein) and this does taste like Citra is a possibility that I didn't think of when getting the aroma.

Mouthfeel is so much more than just bitterness, its a soft bitterness allowing all the other aspects be it fruit or caramel to shine, and yet not bog the palate down with heft either.

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Best Of Beer Camp: Double IPA - Beer Camp #29 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.